Great News to share!
I was asked by the national women’s fitness magazine, Heart & Soul to write a piece on Alzheimer’s. As an advocate you know it’s my mission to do my part to get information out and support and resources in. I was truly honored to have this opportunity to be a voice for caregivers and share my pearls of wisdom to shed light on this awful disease. There are caregivers, advocates and readers counting on me and I accept the challenge.
Get the latest issue or read the article here: Alzheimer’s .
As an influencer and advocate it’s always an honor to be asked to contribute my pearls of wisdom with other readers, caregivers and caregivers-to-be. Hopefully my shared experience and the tips I offer will allow you to be the best version of yourself in this role.
Here’s a snip-it from the article:
Ask the Experts: Tips Every Caregiver Should Know About
Caregiving is one of the most rewarding industries you could get into, yet it is also difficult at times. If you feel overwhelmed or frustrated sometimes, you are not alone. However, you can make it easier for yourself by seeking out advice from others in the industry. If you learn to manage stress and know where to go to for advice, it makes such a big difference in your caregiving career.
We reached out to several expert caregivers for you, to see what advice they think every caregiver should have.
Read the full article here: Ask the Experts: Tips Every Caregiver Should Know About.
“There’s a thief out there. And it’s robbing people’s memories. It’s robbing their ability to talk. It’s robbing their ability to eat, walk, get dressed, shower, or recognize their loved ones. It’s robbing people of their ability to be humans. It’s called Alzheimer’s, and it’s a real mother f@#ker and we’ve got to do something about it. And we’ve got to do something now.” ~ Seth Rogen
Seth Rogen and his wife, actress and screenwriter, Lauren Miller Rogen founded Hilarity for Charity ® (HFC) to raise awareness, inspire change, and accelerate progress in Alzheimer’s care, research, and support through the engagement of millennials.
I had this quote on my blog’s main page for a while because it’s straight no chaser. Alzheimer’s is a thief, it does rob people of their memories, their cognition, their mobility, their ability to reason, ability to connect and YES it is a mother f@#ker!
While I didn’t get the opportunity to do my own longest day activity, I did participate in one of the largest yoga events in NYC. Every summer solstice, the Times Square Alliance hosts a free yoga in Times Square event. Each year I’ve missed it, this year it was on my radar far in advance.
They don’t shut down the streets, but the middle sidewalk areas are blocked for exercise central. I’ve been in Times Square during rush hour, off-hours, early morning hours for Good Morning America and now I can add exercising. It was a lot of fun and a great way to stretch and ease into the morning. The mats were complimentary, we received a swag bag full of coupons and Aeropostale, one of the sponsors, along with offering great discounts, gave us free monogramming on athletic wear!
Of course I had to represent my Alzheimer’s community on the Longest Day.